Yes my SATA drive is on the Jmicron controller, and BIOS was (and still is) set to include it at boot.
I don't have the exact settings in front of me right now, but from memory I think it was Jmicron "enabled" and setting options (for it) to "AHCI" the other two options were "BASIC" and "RAID" if I remember right.
Got LAN working just minutes ago also, once again the onboard ethernet controller was an un-solveable mess.
At least by me........
I will also try to compile the latest kernel, 2.6.2 is now the latest stable version - so I'm hoping to get the rest of the features on this system active and working as soon as I can manage it.
Good luck to ya'